Occupational Employment Statistics


23-1011 Lawyers

Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 43064$41.60/hr$23.35/hr$28.27/hr$38.37/hr$48.87/hr$60.40/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities90$75.68/hr
Financial Activities730$64.06/hr
Professional and Business Services7,870$49.86/hr
Education and Health Services150$49.64/hr
Leisure and Hospitality30N/A
Other Services90$44.59/hr
Public Administration1,980$45.88/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State 30$37.87/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 90$35.14/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 100$40.99/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 110$41.45/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 160$37.70/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 170$36.40/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 220$40.78/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 290$39.01/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 300$39.04/hr-7.1%
Southeast Balance of State 330$45.19/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 370$56.30/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 380$37.20/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 400$42.43/hr0.5%
Northwest Minnesota 430$38.37/hr1.7%
Southwest Minnesota 440$43.18/hr0.4%
Central Minnesota 500$38.87/hr8.7%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 9,330$54.02/hr11.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 9,620$53.33/hrN/A
Minnesota 11,270$50.69/hr9.2%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers 140$51.72/hr4.1%
Labor Relations Specialists 2,490$37.08/hr-5.3%
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialis 1,570$33.32/hr11.4%
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators N/A$41.34/hr4.4%
Education Administrators, Postsecondary 2,530$46.72/hr4.5%
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 530$76.10/hr4.6%
Financial Managers 15,610$59.40/hr16.8%
Financial Specialists, All Other 3,320$32.08/hr8.9%
Compensation and Benefits Managers 420$63.34/hr6.1%
Public Relations Managers 1,880$51.31/hr8.9%

  • Perform administrative and management functions related to the practice of law.
  • Analyze the probable outcomes of cases, using knowledge of legal precedents.
  • Interpret laws, rulings and regulations for individuals and businesses.
  • Evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments in preparation for presentation of cases.
  • Supervise legal assistants.
  • Advise clients concerning business transactions, claim liability, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits, or legal rights and obligations.
  • Examine legal data to determine advisability of defending or prosecuting lawsuit.
  • Represent clients in court or before government agencies.
  • Gather evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions, by such means as interviewing clients and witnesses to ascertain the facts of a case.
  • Prepare, draft, and review legal documents, such as wills, deeds, patent applications, mortgages, leases, and contracts.